It is broadly assumed the Cowboys should lengthen quarterback Dak Prescott to save lots of cap area. Nevertheless, his contract has a loophole that provides Dallas extra leverage.
Micahel Gehlken of The Dallas Morning Information reported the Cowboys added two void years (2025 and 2026) to Prescott’s four-year, $160M deal. They’ll use these to transform his wage right into a signing bonus, which saves cap room and creates extra monetary flexibility.
Dallas did this final offseason and will do it once more. In accordance with Gehlken, this transfer would cut back Prescott’s cap quantity from $59.46M to $40.93M, and Dallas would create $18.53M in cap room.
Whereas this could be sensible, the Cowboys will most likely give Prescott a brand new contract. Per Over The Cap, an extension saves barely extra cap room ($26.32M). OTC estimates Dallas is $19.74M over the cap.
The Cowboys aren’t able to discover a potential alternative, both. They’ve the twenty fourth general decide of the 2024 NFL Draft, so all the highest QB prospects must be off the board.
Dallas additionally needs to keep away from souring its relationship with Prescott. If he turns into a free agent in 2025, the Cowboys cannot franchise tag him since his contract has a no-tag clause. He additionally has a no-trade clause.
The 30-year-old remains to be in his prime and coming off of among the best seasons in his eight-year profession. In 17 video games, he completed first within the league in passing TDs (36), second in QBR (72.7) and third in passing yards (4,516).